Tag Archives: chemistry

  1. National Council on Substance Abuse urges for parents to make sure it’s a Drug Free Summer

    The National Council on Substance Abuse is encouraging parents to pay more attention to the activities of their children at all times and especially during the summer vacation. He said the one-day seminar which was held at Horatio Cooke Auditorium, National Union of Public Workers, Dalkeith Road, St Michael targeted was timely and important. “At […]

    July 21, 2021EducationNo comments
  2. Peep that skin glow: ‘Hello Naturalle’ waiting for you in Fontabelle!

    Shout out to our loyal tribe. We’re open once more in the Small Business Association complex in Fontabelle, next door to the Advocate newspaper… Especially to those who’ve been with us from the beginning of our journey! #hellonaturalle #naturalskincare #supportlocal246 #barbadossmallbusiness #quarantinelife #blackbusiness #womensupportingwomen

    March 16, 2021Health, Photo GalleryNo comments
  3. AOP Orphan announces 5-year results on BESREMi® (Ropeginterferon alfa-2b) in PV at the ASH Annual Meeting 2020

    Ropeginterferon alfa-2b showed clear advantages in efficacy and safety/tolerability versus best-available-treatment (mostly hydroxyurea) in this long-term treatment analysis in the randomized-controlled setting. * Freedom of phlebotomy with hematocrit below 45% was achieved in 81.8% of patients receiving Ropeginterferon alfa-2b vs. only 63.2% in the control group (p=0.01). * Mutant JAK2 allele burden decreased from 37.3% […]

    December 13, 2020HealthNo comments
  4. ICC ruled in favor of AOP Orphan Pharmaceuticals AG in arbitration proceedings pertaining to BESREMi®

    On Tuesday, October 20, 2020 a Tribunal under the auspices of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) rendered its final award in an arbitral dispute between PharmaEssentia Corp. (hereinafter “PharmaEssentia”) and AOP Orphan Pharmaceuticals AG (hereinafter “AOP Orphan”). AOP Orphan was awarded approximately EUR 143 million in damages. After two and a half years of […]

    November 10, 2020HealthNo comments
  5. ‘Dark Waters’ – Mark Ruffalo, Anne Hathaway, Tim Robbins & Bill Pullman,

    Director: Todd Haynes Writers: Matthew Carnahan and Mario Correa Producers: Pamela Koffler, Christine Vachon, Mark Ruffalo

    October 5, 2019Cinema, Video GalleryNo comments
  6. Support for the Chemical Weapons Convention: an Op-Ed from the British High Commissioner

    Politicians shake hands and smile. Cameras click. Papers are signed and stamped. The world’s press reports the signing of another international agreement. International summits, conventions and treaties may seem far removed from the lives of everyday people; photo opportunities rather than milestones. But these are how we all agree the type of world we want […]

    June 18, 2018EditorialNo comments
  7. 11 Caribbean countries remove significant amounts of obsolete pesticides stocks and hazardous wastes resulting in healthier, more sustainable food production

    In a commitment to agricultural safety, food security, environmental and human health, eleven Caribbean countries are now free from significant quantities of hazardous pesticide waste, as well as their contaminated containers and stores. The removal of 319 tonnes of obsolete pesticides stocks and related wastes was confirmed by the Food and Agricultural Organization of the […]

    November 18, 2017AgricultureNo comments

    Thanks to the resounding success during its premiere on HBO, the original documentary Wars of Others can now be enjoyed for a limited time at no cost on HBO GO. This gratuitous access will be available to the public until August 21, 2016. The aerial fumigation has been a key tool in the collaboration between […]

    July 24, 2016Crime, FeaturedNo comments
  9. QCA Week Debate – Should Marijuana Be Legalized In Barbados?

    Two teams from the the Queen’s College Debating Society will tackle this topic: “Should Marijuana Be Legalized In Barbados?”

    October 6, 2015Health, Photo GalleryNo comments
  10. “A threat smelling to high heaven – Obama whiffs it” By Sir Ronald Sanders

    It was uncanny, but reflective of thoughtful and caring minds that just days before President Barack Obama made his far-reaching statement about Climate Change on August 3, Caribbean Poet, Author and Intellectual, Ian McDonald, made a point to me that was echoed by the US President. In responding to a commentary I wrote on July […]

    August 13, 2015NatureNo comments
  11. Now in Barbados? Shell PurePlus “Drive The Future” – 1st motor oil made from natural gas!

    Now in Barbados, the very first motor oil made from natural gas: Barbadians are invited to try the new Shell Helix Ultra synthetic line of premium motor oils made with the patented Shell PurePlus Technology thus have a cleaner engine and a faster car. Shell PurePlus is a leading-edge gas-to-liquid technology process that converts natural […]

    June 18, 2015RallyNo comments
  12. Harris Paints earns new Certification under Green Business Barbados Programme

    Harris Paints, the Caribbean Champion of Colour, just got acknowledged by the Future Centre Trust as the first Barbadian company to achieve the highest level of certification in the Green Business Barbados Programme. As a result of becoming more environmentally aware, Harris’ absenteeism has dropped 15% when compared with records from 2010 onwards, Kenyon observed […]

    June 7, 2015BusinessNo comments

    Get ready for the exclusive premiere of The Amazing Spider-Man 2, this Saturday 17th January at 9:00 pm AST* in the Caribbean via HBO! However, being Spider-Man comes with a price: he is the only one that can protect his fellow New Yorkers from the formidable villains that threaten the city. Based on Marvel’s® superhero comic and a sequel […]

    January 14, 2015Books, CinemaNo comments
  14. “Guyana against widespread use of antibiotics in agriculture” By Kenton X. Chance

    Guyana’s Minister of Agriculture, Dr. Leslie Ramsammy says he opposes the widespread use of antibiotics in agriculture, saying this has serious implications for human health. Ramsammy, a physician and former health minister in Guyana, said the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) should take the lead in trying to secure an international framework to govern the use of […]

    October 22, 2014AgricultureNo comments
  15. “Bang Bang Baby” (2014) – Jane Levy, Justin Chatwin: Sci-Fi Musical HD

    A small town teenager in the 1960’s believes her dreams of becoming a famous singer will come true when her rock star idol gets stranded in town. But a leak in a nearby chemical plant that is believed to be causing mass mutations threatens to turn her dream into a nightmare.

    September 8, 2014Cinema, Music, Video GalleryNo comments
  16. Why Do Dogs Smell Each Other’s Butts? – Reactions (Everyday Chemistry)

    These guys are getting to the bottom of one of the biggest quandaries in science: Why dogs sniff each other’s butts… Turns out this behavior is just one of many interesting forms of chemical communication in the animal kingdom. Dogs use a special feature called the Jacobsen’s Organ to get chemical signals from their nose […]

    September 1, 2014Nature, Oddity, Video GalleryNo comments

    Members of the public are asked to note that the beach adjacent to the Discovery Bay Hotel, Holetown, St. James, will be closed from Tuesday 5th August until Tuesday 21st October to facilitate the completion of the Holetown Lagoon Fluidizer. In addition, pedestrians will be required to divert through Second Street, Holetown, St. James, when […]

    July 23, 2014NatureNo comments
  18. 21 Students Arrive at Caribbean Science Foundation (CSF) for July 19 Start of SPISE 2014

    The annual Student Program for Innovation in Science and Engineering (SPISE) is one of the flagship initiatives of the Caribbean Science Foundation (CSF) whose mission is to help harness science and technology for the diversification of the economies of the Region. The CSF’s objectives are to: (a) assist with Science Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) […]

    July 20, 2014EducationNo comments

    New Guyana Pharmaceutical Company Incorporated (NEW GPC INC), under its popular Limacol brand, has renewed its sponsorship of the hugely successful Caribbean Premier League T20 tournament. Limacol was title sponsor as the CPL launched in 2013 to sell-out crowds, with over 250,000 spectators attending matches across Antigua and Barbuda, Barbados, Guyana, Jamaica, Trinidad and Tobago […]

    April 14, 2014CricketNo comments
  20. New therapy for advanced prostate cancer available in Trinidad & Tobago

    The Chemistry, Food & Drugs Division of the Trinidad & Tobago Ministry of Health approved the introduction of Abiraterone Acetate to the country, the first – orally administered androgen synthesis inhibitor (testosterone) medication for the treatment of patients with metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer. Clinical trials have demonstrated that this new therapeutic resource for the standard […]

    April 12, 2014Health, TechnologyNo comments

    A growing nation of genetically evolved apes led by Caesar is threatened by a band of human survivors of the devastating virus unleashed a decade earlier. They reach a fragile peace, but it proves short-lived, as both sides are brought to the brink of a war that will determine who will emerge as Earth’s dominant […]

    April 3, 2014Books, Cinema, Video GalleryNo comments
  22. How Much Would It Cost To Be Captain America? Movieclips Update

    Music: “Motocross” & “Whiskey” By YouTube Library Our crack team of researchers gathered a compilation of sources, but keep in mind Captain America is fictional and this is for entertainment purposes only.

    March 27, 2014Books, CinemaNo comments
  23. Shell Helix Presents New High Mileage Lubricant Portfolio

    Three new Shell Helix High Mileage motor vehicle lubricants have been introduced to regional markets including Belize and Barbados, promising excellent engine protection, reduced wear and extended engine life for drivers of high mileage vehicles. Barbados will carry only the HX5 and HX7 lubricants, while all three lubricants will soon be available in Suriname as […]

    March 9, 2014TechnologyNo comments

    Barbadian Architects, contractors and other trade customers of Harris Paints were recently introduced to an extensive range of High Performance Coatings from Flowcrete, a world leader in industrial flooring technology and Jotun Paints, a leading manufacturer in protective and marine coatings. The 35 participants represented Government, commercial and industrial facilities on the island including hotels, […]

    February 25, 2014Education, TechnologyNo comments

    Private and commercial property owners in Barbados and around the Caribbean can now benefit from a new revolution in paint technology. Just in time for the Christmas Season, Harris Paints has launched the new Ulttima Plus line of paints which they declare is the “Ulttimate Paint Solution” manufactured to solve the five major painting challenges […]

    November 16, 2013Business, EventsNo comments